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How Abra Controls Transforms Energy Companies with Yugabyte Cloud

Abra Controls provides wireless pressure monitoring and data aggregation solutions. It serves energy companies in the U.S. and Canada. Its customers optimize hydraulic fracturing operations and ensure regulatory compliance.

The company’s marquee offering is its mobile sensors and in-the-field service. Part of its service is a cloud IoT application. As a result, it collects and aggregates massive amounts of sensor data from hydraulic fracturing sites. It also provides a responsive web application that lets users visualize that data.

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Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – December 16th, 2021

Welcome back to our tips and tricks blog! I have the distinct pleasure of recapping distributed SQL questions from around the Internet for the month of December.

This ongoing series would not be possible without Dorian Hoxha, Franck Pachot, and  Frits Hoogland. We also thank our incredible user community for their work with the technology.

Do you have any questions? Ask them on our YugabyteDB Slack channel,

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Getting Started with YugabyteDB, Temporal, and the Temporal-Maru Benchmarking Tool

“Does YugabyteDB integrate with temporal.io?” is a common question from developers. Temporal enables technologists to build highly reliable applications without having to worry about all the edge cases. Developers use Temporal not just because it is an open-source solution. They also use it to build workflows in code and operate resilient applications using developer-friendly primitives.

Temporal supports independent horizontal scaling of each of the Temporal Server services: Frontend, Matching, History, and Worker.

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Distributed SQL Summit 2021: How Kroger’s Data Architecture Powers Omnichannel Retail Experiences at Scale

Kroger is America’s largest grocer, with approximately 2,800 stores operating across 35 states. With a mission to Feed the Human SpiritTM, the company’s strategy is to ensure customers can find the fresh food they want—no matter how they want to shop. This strategy requires Kroger to maintain a flexible tech stack. Most importantly, the data architecture must be able to scale to meet growing demand, especially as new experiences are launched.

At Distributed SQL Summit 2021,

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Using GIN Indexes in YugabyteDB

At Yugabyte, we are committed to complete PostgreSQL compatibility. Similar to PostgreSQL, YugabyteDB supports the following three container column types. These three data types are extremely useful in various cases:

  • jsonb – Makes it useful for schema-less data use cases
  • tsvector – Supports full text search through a sorted list of distinct lexemes
  • array – Gives the flexibility to store a large composite variable-length value in a single field

Each data type’s utility is severely limited without an efficient way to index them.

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Why Yugabyte is a Great Choice for Growing Your Engineering Career

Hello, my name is Akshat, and I joined Yugabyte on June 1, 2021. I’m a Software Engineer on the Yugabyte Cloud team. This is my first full-time job. In this blog post, I’d like to talk about my experience working here over the past six months and the amazing growth I’ve had since joining.

My experience at Yugabyte

I knew about Yugabyte before I joined the company. I was familiar with the product,

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.11: The World’s Most PostgreSQL-Compatible Distributed SQL Database

This morning we announced the general availability of YugabyteDB 2.11, a major release which extends PostgreSQL compatibility of the open source distributed SQL database! These updates allow application developers to use powerful and familiar PostgreSQL features without compromising resilience, scale, or performance. You can find out how to evaluate PostgreSQL compatibility in YugabyteDB and other popular distributed databases by registering for our upcoming livestream.

One of the biggest roadblocks to database adoption is a lack of familiarity.

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Is Your Distributed Database PostgreSQL Compatible, and Why Does This Matter?

Most companies now realize that compatibility with a widely adopted SQL API is essential to ensure the success of their modern distributed SQL databases.

But, there are many SQL database options available and each one takes a different approach to PostgreSQL compatibility. This can have major implications for the developers and applications leveraging these databases.

In this on-demand webinar, Yugabyte CTO and Co-Founder Karthik Ranganathan discusses the key criteria you can use to evaluate PostgreSQL compatibility.

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Distributed SQL Essentials: Sharding and Partitioning in YugabyteDB

A distributed SQL database provides a service where you can query the global database without knowing where the rows are. You connect to any node, without having to know the cluster topology. You query your tables, and the database will determine the best access to your data, whether it’s close to your client or geographically distant.

The organization of data, whether co-located or partitioned, is the most important consideration for high performance, high availability,

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Alerts and Notifications in Yugabyte Platform

Operational visibility is key to understanding distributed SQL databases across dimensions of uptime, performance, and capacity planning. Keeping tabs on uptime is crucial for running clusters in production. You need to ensure you have the right process and alerting system in place to allow for fast action, as illustrated in the below diagram.

Yugabyte Platform offers a dedicated observability and monitoring view, which serves as a single pane of glass for the customer’s performance metrics across all clouds.

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